Huawei is the top 5G phone vendor in the world in 2019 with a 37% market share. The report from Strategy Analytics stated that global 5G phone shipments reached 19 million units in 2019.
Director at Strategy Analytics Ken Hyers said, “Demand for 5G smartphones is higher than many expected. Fierce vendor competition in China and heavy carrier subsidies across South Korea have been the main drivers of 5G demand. Other regions, like the US and Europe, are lagging behind Asia, but we expect them to close the gap later this year.”
It is pertinent to mention here that Huawei sold more 5G phones in comparison to Samsung even though Huawei was banned from the U.S. Almost all of the 5G phones of Huawei were shipped in China, as per the Strategy Analytics report.
The report stated that popular Huawei 5G models include the Mate 20 X 5G and Mate 30 Pro 5G.
Following Huawei, Samsung came in second place at a 36% share. The popular 5G devices include the Galaxy Note, 10 Plus 5G and S10 5G.
Vivo stood at number three spot with 2 million 5G phone shipments in 2019 while Xiaomi stood at the fourth spot with 1.2 million shipments.
Executive director at Strategy Analytics Neil Mawston said, “Upcoming 5G models from Apple iPhone and other big brands mean 5G will be the hottest part of the worldwide smartphone market this year.”
Adding “However, the recent coronavirus scare is currently restricting trade in some parts of China, and this may well cause a slowdown in 5G supply or demand across Asia or worldwide during the first half of 2020. Industry players should be prepared for bumpy 5G sales in some markets.”